Countdown to 15 million shocks … and freedom: your essential guide to vaccination sites, how they work, and plan to end lockdown by mid-March
Tomorrow marks another major milestone in the fight against Covid as 530,000 doses of the new UK-made vaccine will be distributed.
More than a million people (mostly over 80 years of age) have already received a first dose of the Pfizer shock – some are receiving their second.
With the Oxford vaccine rolling out next week, it is expected to have at least a million shocks per week this month, with the vaccination program going full throttle twice as fast in February.
The great hope is that by mid-March we will hit the 15 million shock target, which was predicted to help Britain escape the crippling cycle of restrictions.
Tomorrow's launch of the 'groundbreaking' Oxford jab puts us on a happy, optimistic path.
A map shows the various locations around the country where vaccinations take place
Who will get it first?
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization's nine-point priority list is central to Phase One:
1 Residents in nursing homes for older adults (estimated total 425,000 people) and their carers (up to 1.5 million)
2 Everyone aged 80 and over (3.3 million) and frontline health and social workers (1.5 million)
3 Everyone aged 75 and over (2.2 million)
4 Anyone over the age of 70 (3.3 million) and those considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable
5 All people aged 65 and over (3.4 million)
6 Anyone between the ages of 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions that are at greater risk for serious illness and mortality
7 Everyone aged 60 and over (3.7 million)
8 people aged 55 and over (4.3 million)
9 Everyone aged 50 and over (4.7 million)
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A graphic shows how exactly the new Oxford / AstraZeneca Covid vaccine works
A graphic shows where exactly the new Oxford vaccine is made
A graph shows how the coronavirus compares to other major causes of death over the past year
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